Claudia Köhler's Lab

Hua Jiang

Brief Curriculum Vitae

2006 Graduated in Genetics Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China
2009 PhD in Biochemistry and molecular biology Fudan University, Shanghai, China
2010 Postdoc in Sheila McCormick’s lab at UC Berkeley
2013 Postdoc in Claudia Kohler’s lab at SLU Uppsala

Research interests

My research is focused on polyploidy-mediated hybridization barriers in Arabidopsis thaliana. In response to interploidy hybridizations the endosperm fails to cellularize, leading to embryo arrest and seed abortion. The mechanism of interploidy lethality in plants is still to be uncovered. My aim is to elucidate the genetic mechanism underlying interploidy-mediated seed arrest with forward and reverse genetics.